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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Uganda government plan to sustain Buganda armed occupation with cameras is questioned

From 2015 into 2016, the Uganda NRM government carried out a feasibility study to install a network of public cameras to track opposition politicians and Baganda nationalists in the Buganda counties surrounding Kampala. A Muganda source in the Ugandan police told BugandaWatch in 2016 that the target counties were Busiro, Kyaddondo, Mawokota, Kyaggwe and parts

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Mengo delivers food, gives the ladies at Kasubi Tombs a reason to smile

On March 17, 2017, a relative of one of the caretakers (Abazaana) of Kasubi Royal Tombs sent an email to BugandaWatch, reporting that the ladies are happy because Mengo is now frequently bringing them food. She wrote, “I...

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Lugave Clan delegation to the first Kulanya in 12 years violates Baganda norms, upsets clan member in London

At about 12:00 PM on February 25, 2017, members of Lugave Clan visited Kabaka Mutebi in Mengo Lubiri, for the customary Baganda practice called Okulanya (or Kulanya). During Okulanya, clan leaders introduce new clan members and heirs, report...

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Betty Kamya gives Mengo a public relations contract as she demolishes Park Yard market

On February 7, 2017, the NRM government minister for Kampala, Ms. Beti Kamya Turomwe, issued a directive giving the vendors in the Kampala Yard market 30 days to vacate their place of business. The vendors were shocked...

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Friday, February 24th, 2017

Betty Nambooze starts online newspaper, declares herself DP’s leader of the future

Days before Christmas of 2016 a new online newspaper named The Spear News (www.thespearnews.com) started publishing stories, some initially sourced from the publishers of another Ugandan online news outlet www.watchdog.co.ug. By early February 2017, there was clear evidence in the...

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Abataka want to see the land title for Kabaka’s palace

As BugandaWatch reported earlier, on January 30, 2017, Mrs. Joyce Mpanga resisted efforts by the Katikkiro of Buganda, Mr. Peter Mayiga, to sell or lease Kabaka palace (See: How Mrs. Joyce Mpanga put a roadblock in Mayiga’s...

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Sunday, February 19th, 2017

The progress at Kasubi Royal Tombs remains unclear

A reliable source who visited Kasubi Royal Tombs last week has told BugandaWatch that she saw clear evidence that it may take a few more years to complete the reconstruction, if. She described the progress and future of...

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Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Mayiga going to Buganda Bumu convention in United States after his Katikkiro contract ends in May

The organizers of Buganda Bumu Convention in United States have announced by an electronic mail campaign that the Katikkiro of Buganda, Mr. Peter Charles Mayiga, will be the guest of honor at the 2017 Buganda Bumu North American...

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Saturday, February 11th, 2017

How Mrs. Joyce Mpanga put a roadblock in Mayiga’s plan to lease Kabaka’s palace to fake investors

When he entered the January 30, 2017 session of Buganda Lukiiko, Katikkiro Mayiga seemed confident that members would rubberstamp his plans to lease the 132 year old national and cultural palace of the Kabaka of Buganda (Mengo Lubiri) to foreigners. He...

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Mayiga silence on fire at Kabaka’s Nakasongola place and desperation to lease Mengo Lubiri to foreigners raise MOU questions

On January 8, 2016, unknown arsonists set fire to the boundary fence of Kabaka’s palace in Nakasongola, Buluuli County.  The attackers seem to be trying to stop the work that local Baganda youth were doing to improve...

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